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Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume 1, Issue 3, Pages 85-91
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/1990/361692
Case Report

Successful Management of Sequential Pulmonary Infections in a Cardiac Transplant Recipient

John Galbraith, Jutta K Preiksaitis, Sandra Czekanski, Mark J Poznansky, and Mohamed Hirji

Departments of Medicine, Physiology and Diagnostic Imaging, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Received 2 April 1990; Accepted 11 July 1990

Copyright © 1990 Hindawi Publishing Corporation. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

A case of a cardiac allograft recipient who had an initial combined pulmonary infection with cytomegalovirus, Aspergillus fumigatus and Nocardia asteroides, successfully treated with liposomal amphotericin B and sulfisoxazole and followed by an episode of respiratory syncytial virus pneumonitis, is presented. This case illustrates the role of computed tomographic imaging in the recognition, diagnosis and monitoring of complex opportunistic pulmonary infections and the benefits of liposomal amphotericin B in the treatment of aspergillosis.